American soprano, Sarah Vautour, is in her first year as a Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist at Los Angeles Opera where she made her company debut as the Dew Fairy in Humperdinck's Hänsel and Gretel under the baton of Maestro James Conlon. Ms. Vautour will return to the LA Opera stage in the 19/20 season as Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and will cover Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème. Prior to this, Ms. Vautour joins Teatro Nuovo for their summer season as a Resident Artist to cover the title role in Bellini’s La straniera. Additionally, she makes her Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Das klagende Lied with the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus and Maestro James Conlon.
Ms. Vautour’s other assignments during the 18/19 season included covering both the Celestial Voice in Verdi's Don Carlos and Gretel in Hänsel and Gretel, and appearing as Zipporah/ Voice of God in the world premiere of Henry Mollicone’s Moses. She comes to LA Opera following a summer as an Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera, where she covered Adele in Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus.
Ms. Vautour earned her Master of Music from Rice University and a Bachelor of Music from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Her notable engagements include the title role in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda and Morgana in Handel’s Alcina with CCM Opera d’arte, as well as Rose Maurrant in Street Scene with Harrower Summer Opera Workshop. Ms. Vautour made her Aspen Music Festival debut in the role of Mozart and Donna Anna in Stephen Stucky’s The Classical Style, under the baton of Maestro Robert Spano.
In the 2017/2018 season, Ms. Vautour appeared under the baton of Maestro Thomas Jaber as the soprano soloist in the Poulenc Gloria, and again, later, with the Houston Masterworks Chorus as the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah .
Dewfairy (Gretel cover)
Hänsel und Gretel
November 17 & 25, 2018
December 6, 9, 12, & 15, 2018
Moses (Henry Mollicone)
LA Opera's Cathedral Project Series
March 22 &23
Das Klagende Lied
Conducted by Mo. James Conlon
May Festival Chorus & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
May 24, 2018, 8 pm
A Celestial Voice (cover)
Des Moines Metro Opera
June 23, 24, 29, July 7, 12, 15
Houston Masterworks Chorus
April 22, 2018
Photography by Elle Logan
HANSEL AND GRETEL | LA OPERA
Photos by Corey Weaver and Karen Almond
Photography by Scott Jackson
Photography by Samantha Hankey
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